Best Anti-Aging Treatments of 2020 | Lone Tree Skin Experts
Hello 2020, and goodbye aging skin. Just because it’s another year doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. And let’s be honest—wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots have seriously got to go. Okay, so what are some of the best anti-aging treatments of 2020?
Our answer: chemical peels.
With chemical peels, you literally peel away visible signs of aging for clear, fresh skin. Believe us when we say, we aren’t just making this up. The skin specialists DejaVu Med spa have performed countless chemical peels, giving us a front row seat to the amazing benefits they offer.
Want to learn more? Keep reading to discover why chemical peels are one of the best anti-aging treatments of 2020.
What can chemical peels treat?
To understand why chemical peels are arguably the best anti-aging treatments, let’s dive into the conditions they treat. The great thing about peels is their versatility; you can get one as mild or strong as you’d like, meaning you can specifically cater a chemical peel to your unique needs (yes, please!).
Since chemical peels are so customizable, they can treat skin conditions such as:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Acne and acne scarring
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sometimes it feels like fine lines and wrinkles just appear out of nowhere and are seemingly impossible to get rid of. They’re the main reason why our clients turn to us, asking for the best anti-aging treatments.
When, where, and how quickly fine lines and wrinkles appear depend on a variety of factors, including:
Age: Unfortunately, time isn’t always on your side. As you age, your skin stops producing as much collagen, causing fine lines and deep wrinkles. The good thing is that even though you can’t stop the clocks of time, it truly gets to everyone at some point, meaning you’re not dealing with these issues by yourself.
Sun exposure: Remember all those times basking in the sun’s warmth without wearing SPF? For those people who did slather on the sunscreen, that’s great; keep up the good work! But for others, prolonged sun exposure can rack up major damage over the years. This leads to dark spots, rough skin, and yes—more wrinkles (sigh).
Genetics: Genetics play a huge role in a lot of aspects, so it’s no surprise it has a role in when and where your wrinkles form. It’s probably not what you want to hear, but if your family is predisposed to get deep wrinkles at an early age, it may happen to you too.
Acne and acne scarring
Not only are chemical peels one the best anti-aging treatments available in Lone Tree, they can also treat acne. Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., so to the acne sufferers out there: you’re definitely not alone.
As difficult as it can be to eliminate those annoying lumps and bumps, the way they form is pretty straightforward. You probably already know that your skin is filled with tiny pores. When dirt, oil, and other nasty gunk get trapped inside them, it causes an infection. These clogged, infected pores turn into pimples, and if the condition spreads, boom—you have acne. Plus, if you’re one of those people with larger pores, you’re more likely to have acne.
Common types of acne include:
White heads: closed bumps under the surface of the skin
Black heads: open bumps that are black due to oxygen exposure
Cysts: large, painful lumps under the skin that contain pus
Pustules: tiny red pimples with pus at the tips
Papules: small red bumps from infected hair follicles
A lot of people have acne at some point in their life, especially during adolescence and early 20s. Even when acne disappears, they can leave behind crater-like scars. Acne scars can be very moderate and localized to severe and widespread. To top it off, once they naturally heal, those scars can turn brown or red.
We talked briefly about sun damage, but we’re going to bring it up again, because it’s just that important. Harmful UVA and UVB rays blast the skin with destructive ionizing radiation, breaking down collagen and causing a variety of conditions like:
Fine lines & wrinkles
Creams and SPF can protect your skin from future damage, but they don’t reverse the damage you already have. That’s why chemical peels are some of the best anti-aging treatments of 2020. Drenched in skin-enhancing ingredients, chemical peels shed away sun damage, revealing the unharmed skin that lies underneath.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels use a combination of age-busting ingredients to damage the superficial layers of your skin. Over time, wrinkles fade, age spots dull, and scars vanish, leaving you with skin that you’d be proud to show off.
Keep in mind that chemical peels aren’t one-size-fits-all (and who would want them to be?). There are different peels that reach different depths, allowing you to choose which peel you want to try.
Light Peels exfoliate only the outermost layer of the skin to help improve pigmentation, fine lines, acne, and dry skin. They usually are made with lighter ingredients such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
Recovery time for a light peel is 1 to 3 days depending on your skin type and lifestyle.
Medium Peels can target acne scars and wrinkles. These work by removing damaged skin cells from both the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the upper layers of the dermis (bottom layer of skin). A main ingredient in many medium peels is Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) with concentrations between 20 to 35%. They can also combine other ingredients such as higher concentration of glycolic acid.
Recovery time for a medium peel is 4 to 7 days.
Deep Peels can achieve dramatic results, but involve significantly more downtime. Deep peels are often made with phenol, which injures deep layers of your dermis. With a deep peel, you can treat moderate-to-severe signs of aging.
Recovery time for a deep peel could reach up to two weeks.
At DejaVu, we tell our clients that depending on the peel, you can expect 0 to 2 weeks of downtime.
We highly recommend that if you’re a beginner, you don’t just jump straight into a deep peel. You’ll want to see how your skin reacts before you get something too strong. If you’re ever unsure about which peel is right for you, you can always speak to a skin expert in Lone Tree to help you.
What’s the difference between at-home and professional chemical peels?
Well, if you’re looking for one of the best anti-aging treatments of 2020, a professional chemical peel is your way to go. We aren’t saying at-home peels don’t work; they do contain the same ingredients (for the most part). The key difference is the concentration of those ingredients.
Obviously, over-the-counter peels aren’t going to be as strong as the prescription-strength peels you get with a professional. If they were, you could really hurt yourself and even damage your skin. Because of that, at-home peels can make a minor difference with signs of aging, but it’s nothing compared to if you got a professional peel.
Plus, you can’t personalize an at-home peel. The only thing you can do is research ingredients, buy a peel, and hope it works. On the other hand, a professional will carefully examine your skin and talk to you about your goals. That way, he or she can switch up the ingredients and concentrations to give you the anti-aging results you’re after.
Frequently asked questions about chemical peels
When people discover that chemical peels are one the best anti-aging treatments, they rush out to get one. But with that rush comes a ton of questions. Below, we’ve answered a few of those frequently asked questions to keep you in-the-know.
How do I know which peel to get?
The best way to know which chemical peel is right for you is to talk to a professional! A medical spa will be able to understand your problem areas and create a peel that will give you real results.
Do chemical peels hurt?
Chemical peels don’t necessarily hurt, but it does depend on your pain tolerance and the type of peel you receive. Lighter peels usually only feel like a slight prickle (if that) while a deep peel may cause a burning or stinging sensation.
How much peeling can I expect?
We can’t tell you exactly how much peeling you can expect, because it can really vary from person to person. The thing we want all of clients to keep in mind is that the amount of peeling doesn’t equal how successful the peel was. So if you don’t peel a lot, it doesn’t mean you won’t see results. Everyone’s skin simply reacts differently.
How long will peeling last?
Again, how long the peeling process lasts depends on the person and the type of peel. We usually say that recovery time can vary between 0 to 2 weeks.
What kind of results can I expect from a chemical peel in Lone Tree?
We’re not raving about chemicals peels being one the best anti-aging treatments of 2020 for nothing! Once your skin has healed, you’ll notice a reduction in wrinkles, age spots, scarring, and more, leaving you with younger looking skin!
Get the best anti-aging treatments of 2020 with DejaVu!
Our expert team at DejaVu Medspa has got you covered with a wide variety of chemical peels for all skin tones and skin types (yes, sensitive skin too). Your first step to getting started? Schedule an appointment! We’ll work with you to help you find the perfect anti-aging solution, because let’s face it—aging skin is so 2019.